Top Rustic and Beautiful Barn and Farm Wedding Venues

Are you looking for a barn or farm wedding venue? This is a list of the top barn and farm wedding venues that we have discovered so far in the UK. Explore the farm and barn wedding venue ideas below. You will discover some of the best rustic, beautiful, chic and contemporary wedding barn and farm venues in the UK.

Top Barn and Farm Wedding Venues – A Free Guide by PianoDJ

Since PianoDJ started in 2006 we have provided pianists, DJs, saxophone and bongo players to over 6000 weddings and during this time we have discovered some of the best barn and farm wedding venues in the UK.

Your first instinct might be, “I need to find barn and farm wedding venues near me”, but some of these incredible barn and farm venues below might be worth travelling to because of how special they are.

Below you will find some key information about each venue, reasons why we have chosen them for this list of top barn and farm wedding venues, photos of each venue, a personal insight from one of our musicians into the things that make the venue special along with links to their website, instagram, facebook pages.

A new farm or barn wedding venue will be added to this page every week.


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Barn Wedding Venues Essex


Maidens Barn Wedding Venue

A photo of the courtyard at the top barn farm wedding venue Maidens Barn in Essex

Maidens Barn, Pleshey, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 1HU

Their vaulted Essex wedding barn venue dates back to 1806 and key features such as huge windows, lofty ceilings, ancient beams and subtle lighting blend together old and new perfectly. Special and surprising touches can be found all over – from the stunning glass bead chandelier to the beautiful upstairs gallery.And nestled in the private gardens, you will find the flowering wedding arbour where your outdoor wedding ceremony can be held.Most importantly, whilst being one of the best country barn wedding venues in Essex, they are still within easy reach of London, the M11 and Stansted Airport, with closest centres being Braintree and Chelmsford.Browse our real-life weddings gallery to be inspired and then come and visit us to see how perfect this luxury barn wedding venue in Essex will be for your special day.

Why we like Maidens Barn

Maidens Barn, Essex offers an authentic wedding barn and garden venue that epitomises rural simplicity and yet also offers all the luxurious and modern features and style you would expect from a first-class venue.

Maidens Barn Key Facts

Can you get married outside at Maidens Barn farm wedding venue Essex? Can you get married outside?

Do they have parking for guests at Maidens Barn farm wedding venue Essex? Do they have parking for guests?

Do they have in-house catering at Maidens Barn farm wedding venue Essex? Do they have in-house catering?

Do they have a resident DJ at Maidens Barn farm wedding venue Essex? Do they have a resident DJ?

Do they have accommodation  for the couples at Maidens Barn farm wedding venue Essex? Do they have accommodation for the couple?

Is Maidens Barn farm wedding venue Essex licensed for civil ceremonies? Is the venue licensed for civil ceremonies?

Do they have a piano at Maidens Barn farm wedding venue Essex? Do they have a piano?

Is there a room for the bride to get ready in at Maidens Barn farm wedding venue Essex? Is there a room for the bride to get ready in?

Can you have exclusive use of Maidens Barn farm wedding venue Essex? Do you get exclusive use of the venue?

Is amplified music allowed outside at Maidens Barn farm wedding venue Essex? Is amplified music allowed outside?

Does Maidens Barn farm wedding venue Essex have a sound limiter? Does the venue have a sound limiter?

Does Maidens Barn farm wedding venue Essex have a bar Does the venue have a bar?

Does the bar at Maidens Barn farm wedding venue Essex accept credit card payments Does the bar accept credit card payments?

Does Maidens Barn farm wedding venue Essex have step free access to all rooms? Does the venue have step free access to all rooms?

What is the maximum capacity:

200

How many guest bedrooms do they have?:

13

What time can you arrive at the venue in the morning to start getting ready?

9am

What time does the bar close?

Weekdays it choses at 11. Weekends it closes at 11.30.

What time does the music stop at the end of the night?

23:30 Sunday – Thursday, 00:00 Fri- Saturday

Other notes about Maidens Barn:

Piano DJ Ltd are the resident DJ. Archers Ltd are the in-house caterers.


Rooms at Maidens Barn

Oak Barn

The newly built reception room is perfect for your first drinks and to really set the day off. This new room to Maidens barn provides a light and modern feel but still incorporating wooden beams to fit in with the rest of the barn. This is for all of the guests to congregate and have their drinks reception before proceeding to the main barn for their wedding breakfast. This new room was built in the winter of 2014 replacing a marquee that once stood in its place. This new feature has also been licensed for civil ceremonies.

New Barn at Maidens Barn

What can this room be used for?

Is the oak barn suitable for a civil ceremony?Civil Ceremony

Is the oak barn suitable for a drinks receptionDrinks Reception

Is the oak barn suitable for a wedding breakfastWedding Breakfast

Is the oak barn suitable for a turnaround period Turnaround Period

Is the oak barn suitable for an evening reception Evening Reception


Elm Barn

The Main Barn is where the ceremony, wedding breakfast and evenings entertainment can all take place. This large converted 16th century barn still has all of its original beams which give it a very authentic and homely feel. The Barns decour is a blank canvas which allows the Bride and Groom tailor make to room to their desires. It has fully functioning bar that can be open from the moment the first guest arrives. There is a stage area for your chosen evenings entertainment with a large dancefloor in front.

Elm Barn at Maidens Barn

What can this room be used for?

Is the oak barn suitable for a civil ceremony?Civil Ceremony

Is the oak barn suitable for a drinks receptionDrinks Reception

Is the oak barn suitable for a wedding breakfastWedding Breakfast

Is the oak barn suitable for a turnaround period Turnaround Period

Is the oak barn suitable for an evening reception Evening Reception


Courtyard

You enter the courtyard from the car park through the black beamed archway, The courtyard is gravelled with beautiful flower beds and hanging baskets. This area can be used for the initial drinks reception and is also licensed for outdoor ceremonies, weather permitting of course. The back drop of vast farmlands and open fields provides great photograph opportunities.

Courtyard at Maidens Barn

What can this room be used for?

Is the oak barn suitable for a civil ceremony?Civil Ceremony

Is the oak barn suitable for a drinks receptionDrinks Reception

Is the oak barn suitable for a wedding breakfastWedding Breakfast

Is the oak barn suitable for a turnaround period Turnaround Period

Is the oak barn suitable for an evening reception Evening Reception


Lobby

The Lobby sits in between the newly built Barn and Main Barn. This area is the entrance into the barn and will be where the tables seating plan will be displayed. There is a large table on entry for the guests to sign guestbook and leave any presents for the Bride and Groom. There is a seating area in the Lobby with three large leather sofa. This is also the access point to toilets.

Lobby at Maidens Barn

What can this room be used for?

Is the oak barn suitable for a civil ceremony?Civil Ceremony

Is the oak barn suitable for a drinks receptionDrinks Reception

Is the oak barn suitable for a wedding breakfastWedding Breakfast

Is the oak barn suitable for a turnaround period Turnaround Period

Is the oak barn suitable for an evening reception Evening Reception


Upstairs Balcony

Maidens Barn have a really intimate upstairs chillout balcony area with really comfy sofas. This is a really nice place to sit in the evening and catch up with friends and family members. You get a bit of privacy, yet can keep up to date with the party because you get a great view of everybody downstairs in the main barn.

Upstairs Balcony at Maidens Barn

What can this room be used for?

Is the oak barn suitable for a civil ceremony?Civil Ceremony

Is the oak barn suitable for a drinks receptionDrinks Reception

Is the oak barn suitable for a wedding breakfastWedding Breakfast

Is the oak barn suitable for a turnaround period Turnaround Period

Is the oak barn suitable for an evening reception Evening Reception


Photo Opportunities at Maidens Barn

Maidens Barn has some great locations for your wedding photographer to take some amazing photographs. We spoke to Rebecca Farries (one of our favourites photographers) about her top tips for getting photos you will love at Maidens Barn.

An interview with Rebecca Farries about wedding photography at Maidens Barn

What is the best place for a romantic couple photo?

Maidens Barn has beautiful grounds with so many good photography locations. With romance in mind I would say head towards the field at the back, you get privacy from your guests and fantastic views of the countryside.

If you are lucky enough to get sunshine then the best time is the golden hour when the sun is low, this gives everything a warm glow.

A photograph at Maidens Barn farm wedding venue of a couple on their wedding day.

What is the best place for a group photo?

No question – definitely under the pergola.

It has always had consistently good light it is never too sunny and it is covered if a but drizzly.

I like the way it frames the group photos.

A photograph at Maidens Barn farm wedding venue of a couple on their wedding day.

What is the best place for rainy day photos?

I am all for embracing the rain so would still us a lot of the outdoor locations, just with an umbrella!

There are covered areas outside that can be used and plenty of space inside that has light from large windows.

A photograph at Maidens Barn farm wedding venue of a couple on their wedding day.

What sets Maidens Barn apart from other venues?

I love working at Maidens Barn, the team there are always brilliant and welcoming.

The venue itself is stunning, with immaculately kept grounds set in the middle of the Essex countryside.

A photograph at Maidens Barn farm wedding venue of a couple on their wedding day.

The above photos have kindly been provided by: Rebecca Farries


Maidens Barn Contact Details

Website: Maidens Barn Website

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Free Wedding Venue Checklist

Would you like a free checklist with 160 questions to ask your wedding venue before booking?

DOWNLOAD HERE

You can print it off and take it with you when you go to view the wedding venues in your shortlist. It is super helpful and will save you money.